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Ontario’s first tech-specific draw issues largest number of invitations in program history

Ontario recently announced that they would be conducting draws specified to tech workers through the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream of the OINP. The first tech-specific draw took place on July 12th, 2019, issuing a total of 1,623 invitations. 

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Largest Draw in Ontario So Far

The tech-specific draw issued 1,623 invitations to primary applicants and their families. This was the largest draw Ontario has conducted to date. Invitations were issued to candidates with an active Express Entry profile, and who meet the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream criteria. The CRS cut-off score for this draw ranged from 439 to 459. 

DateNumber of InvitationsCRS Score RangeDate Express Entry Profile Submitted
July 29th, 20201288463-477July 29, 2019 to July 29, 2020
June 3rd, 2020167358-439June 3, 2019 to June 3, 2020
June 3rd, 2020532471-500June 3, 2019 to June 3, 2020
May 13th, 2020703421-451May 13, 2019 to May 13, 2020 (Tech Draw)
February 13th, 2020486467-471February 13, 2019 to February 13, 2020
January 15th, 2020954460-472January 15, 2019 to January 15, 2020 (Tech Draw)
August 15th, 2019997439-465August 15, 2018 to August 15, 2019
August 1st, 20191773435-458August 1, 2018 to August 1, 2019 (Tech Draw)
July 12th, 20191623439-459July 12, 2018 to July 12, 2019 (Tech Draw)
May 31st, 20191072439-469May 31, 2018 to May 31, 2019
January 14, 20191493439-448January 14, 2018 to January 14, 2019
November 26, 2018*185350-448January 1, 2018 to November 22, 2018
August 9, 2018*947350-439January 1, 2018 to August 9, 2018
March 28, 2018*480351-446January 1, 2018 to March 26, 2018
March 28, 2018*299351-446January 1, 2018 to March 26, 2018
February 27, 2018511441-433January 1, 2018 to February 22, 2018
February 13, 2018488441-435January 1, 2018 to February 8, 2018
February 8, 201889443-433January 1, 2018 to January 25, 2018
January 26, 2018380444-433January 1, 2018 to January 25, 2018
January 23, 2018340440-446January 1, 2018 to January 19, 2018
* additional criteria applied

Applicants selected by the province will receive an immigration nomination from Ontario and 600 additional points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System score under the Express Entry system. With recent Express Entry draws having a CRS cut-off around 450, a nomination through an Ontario tech-draw may be the channel that leads you to Canadian permanent residence.

Who is Eligible?

Eligible candidates must prove work experience in one of six targeted NOC codes. The list currently includes software engineers, computer programmers, and web designers. 

NOC CodeTitle
NOC 2173Software engineers and designers
NOC 2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers
NOC 2147Computer engineers
NOC 2175Web designers and developers
NOC 2172Database analysts and data administrators
NOC 0213Computer and information systems managers

The tech occupations targeted were chosen to meet the current labour needs of Ontario employers. Tech is the fastest growing industry in Canada, with Toronto being the fastest growing tech sector in North America.

 

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